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verb (used without object)
  1. to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk: to stroll along the beach.
  2. to wander or rove from place to place; roam: strolling troubadours.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to saunter along or through: to stroll the countryside.
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  1. a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter: a short stroll before supper.
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Origin of stroll

First recorded in 1595–1605; of uncertain origin

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Related Words for stroll

ramble, excursion, sashay, traipse, cruise, drift, saunter, mosey, tramp, roam, mope, amble, wander, constitutional, promenade, turn, airing, toddle, gallivant, rove

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Contemporary Examples of stroll

Historical Examples of stroll

  • Stop for us at the Laurels, about eleven, or p'r'aps I'll stroll over and get you.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Apparently without a care in the world, he continued his stroll.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • When Mr. Lorry had finished his breakfast, he went out for a stroll on the beach.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • However, out of caution, I walked round the house, as if taking a stroll.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • And to avoid the bewildering depths into which we were led, we suggested a stroll on the sands.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

British Dictionary definitions for stroll


  1. to walk about in a leisurely manner
  2. (intr) to wander from place to place
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  1. a leisurely walk
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Word Origin for stroll

C17: probably from dialect German strollen, of obscure origin; compare German Strolch tramp
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Word Origin and History for stroll


c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of German strolchen "to stroll, loaf," from strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling. The noun is 1814, from the verb.

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